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20th Semi-Annual

Diagnostic Coverage & Reimbursement Conference

March 22-23, 2022 | San Diego, CA | Andaz San Diego

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Delving into Critical Updates to Public & Private Payer Policies, Impact of the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology Rule on Diagnostics, all while Shedding Light onto Innovative Payer/Provider Partnerships

Program Overview

Gather with industry thought leaders and experts this February in San Diego, California to explore critical updates to payer policies. Provisions and detailed evidence requirements for ensuring coverage are continuously evolving. Moreover, technology is advancing at a faster and faster pace, creating a unique set of challenges. Learn how to overcome these challenges and how to implement innovative coverage strategies in existing reimbursement frameworks. 

This conference will feature an insightful keynote panel with Brent Gibbs of Scipher Medicine, Tom Dugan of Biodesix, and Sarah Clancy Overton of PierianDx, Inc., to discuss interpreting the current reimbursement climate for diagnostic testing products. Dan Visage, SVP of Payor Access of Dermtech, will explore strategies to ensure health plan coverage for emerging diagnostic technologies.

Mark Hiatt, VP, Medical Affairs of Guardant Health will discuss changing healthcare and testing delivery environments, touching upon the increasing and long-term usage of telemedicine. He will also participate in a fireside chat with Eugean Jiwanmall of Independence Blue Cross to discuss the evolving contracting and pricing landscape.

This in-person event connects you with payers for a direct perspective into policy development and decision-making frameworks so you can successfully expand product coverage. Avoid pitfalls, improve market access through lessons learned, and collaborate on solutions with a robust Q&A session, peer-led case studies, and success stories. Network and develop relationships with industry leaders and peers during interactive, discussion-based sessions. 

Featured Topics:

  • Uncovering commercial payer coverage decision mechanisms
  • MCIT rule & implementation plan clarified: Impact on diagnostics
  • Overcoming the discrepancy between existing codes & novel tech
  • Efficiently structuring a risk-sharing agreement with payers
  • Insight into LBM scrutiny & influence on payer coverage decisions
  • Practical walkthrough of successful reimbursement for new tests
  • Optimizing Prior Authorization processes & minimizing denials
  • Ensuring medical necessity is clearly defined in the value dossier
  • Value-based reimbursement models dissection to ensure success
  • Mastering the balance between scientific & economic evidence

As we welcome you back to our in-person conferences and forums, we want to assure you that providing a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn is of paramount importance to us. Please note, mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations are required for entry to the conference.

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“The Q1 Productions staff does a wonderful job of recruiting superb speakers on timely topics and coordinating a conference that is highly relevant and illuminating!”

Mark Hiatt, VP Medical Affairs, Guardant Health

Distinguished Presenters Include:

Mark Hiatt
VP, Medical Affairs

Maude Champagne
Associate Director, Market Access Strategy

Jerry Conway
SVP, Market Access

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“Very interesting panel discussions. Trustful insights to better understand coverage of diagnostics tools in the US. Very useful to listen to entrepreneurs sharing their experience and giving their advice.”

Marianne Morini, Business Development Manager, ALCEDIAG

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